Andy Ware has served as a deputy director at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources since November 2011. He previously worked as a public information officer and media relations manager at ODNR, and he served as assistant chief of the ODNR Division of Forestry for eight years.

Previously, Ware worked as a public information specialist and communications director at the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture.